20 - 25 October 2018
Director: Mr. Deepak Tomar
Location: Gwalior (Wikipedia)
Gwalior is a major and the northern-most city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Located 319 kilometres (198 miles) south of New Delhi, the capital city of India. The city and its fortress is a big attraction for the tourist coming INDIA.
Gwalior holds a major position in the Indian classical music & Dance.
Udbhav Utsav is an International Folk dance festival helds every year Gwalior in the month of October-November. Hundreds of foreign participants and thousands of Indian performers participates every year.
At the heart of Gwalior is Gwalior Fort ( fortress) of the Tomar dynasty. The Fort, popularly called "the Gibraltar of India", overlooks the city. The Emperor Babur reputedly described it as "the pearl in the necklace of the forts of Hind". This fort's architecture is unique. It displays a Chinese influence on Indian architecture, as Chinese dragons have been crafted at the hilt of the pillars. This influence was due to trade between China and India at the time of the fort's construction.
Jai Vilas Palace, is the residential palace turned museum of the Maratha rulers of Gwalior - the Scindias. It is in the heart of the city. The palace has notable collections of antiques and also some of the old time gadgets and collections that can't be easily seen. The museum is one of the largest in Madhya Pradesh and has the world's largest chandelier and the complex is a mixture of British as well as Hindu architecture. The palace was made in 1874 as an attempt to bring the palace of Versailles to Gwalior.
The Sun temple built by Birla group is dedicated to the Sun god, the Sun Temple is located near residency at Morar, Gwalior. It is a facsimile of the Sun temple of Konark, Odisha and now this sun temple is one among the significant pilgrimage centres in Gwalior. It is the place which gives best examples of peace and neatness in Gwalior.
Padavali and Mitavali is a popular archaeological site comprising about 200 ancient shrines in Morena district in Madhya Pradesh. This site is located on the north-western slope of a range of hills near Padavali, a village about 30 km from Gwalior.
Objectives and tasks of the festival:
- The main objective of the competition-festival is to give opportunity to performers for creative communications, to present new talents and to facilitate acquaintance with pieces of national culture and arts in different countries.
- An initiative to establish peace and love in the world! One Spirit and One Religion!
- Supports and promotes talented performers and creative formations;
- Activities Activation of the creative organization and unions, their leaders and pedagogues in the sphere of aesthetic education;
- Consolidation and development of the cultural connections for further development of the cooperation in the sphere of culture and arts;
- Formation and increasing of aesthetic interests of the audience;
- We would like to extend our Heartily Invitation to the Dance Groups from all over the Globe to take part in this Grand Cultural Gathering.
Participants in the festival:
Traditional dance groups
- Belly groups
- Pop dance (including folk stylisation)
- During festival groups will perform 4-6 items of 6-8 minutes each.
Conditions of the festival:
- Arrival in festival city Gwalior on October -20th Morning. And departure from festival city on October 25th Morning.
- All the groups will cover their own travel expenses up to Gwalior railway station / airport and back.
- Festival committee will receive the groups at Gwalior railway station / airport.
- All groups will get an English-speaking guide in capital New Delhi (airport) who will assist them to take train or flight to Gwalior.
- The festival organizing committee can arrange a transfer in Capital New Delhi. From Airport to Railway station/ Domestic Airport and vice versa. On the request of the groups. The groups will cover the cost of transfer.
- All the groups would be responsible for the confirmation of their journey tickets. Festival committee will not be responsible for any confirmation of journey tickets.
- The festival committee will provide English-speaking guide. One English knowing person is compulsory in each group.
- Group members must be of the age of 10+
- One official free for 20 members group.( 20+1). Maximum 20+1 members allowed. (In some special cases organizing committee may allow more members in a group)
- Music may be live or on good recorded.
- Schools, amateur groups, dance institutions are welcomed.
- Overseas health insurance is must.
- Transportation in festival city will be arranged by the organizing committee
- The festival committee will arrange local sight scenes.
- The festival committee covers the cost of the tickets of the historical places in the city.
- Each participant will receive certificate (Diploma) and each group will receive a memento/souvenir
- There is no provision of liqueur in the meals.
- More than one groups from one country, can participate.
- Excursion tours to Agra. The city of "Taj Mahal-(One of the 8 wonders of the world") , World famous destinations like New Delhi, Jaipur , Khajuraho and many other touristic places ,may be arranged on request With additional prize.
- 115 Euro per person for full festival period.
Participation fee includes:
Accommodation fee – Hotel with 3 Indian meals
3 meals per day. Meals will start from the lunch of 20st October & will end with the breakfast of 25th.October .
Once you have submitted your application form, a confirmation will be delivered to you along with payment instructions.
After the confirmation, you must send 10% advance guarantee sum. It will deducted at the final payment.
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